If I had time, I would like to do a linguistic analysis of what happens to my marking when I've got a pile of essays to assess and no time in which to do it. Put it this way, at the start of the pile, I am writing complete, standard English sentences, and by the end of the pile, punctuation has taken over as a major form of communication. I haven't yet resorted to emoticons, but there's always a first time...
Jane, don't forget to use paragraphs to structure your essay
Use paragraphs to structure your essay
Paragraphs will help structure
Don't forget - paragraphs!
Try to expand your ideas a little further than this, Stephen
Try to expand ideas a little further
Expansion of ideas needed
Expand your ideas
You should mention his use of metaphor for comparison here, Mark
Mention his use of metaphor here
Mention the metaphor
Your use of punctuation is random throughout this essay and causes confusion, Rebecca
You use punctuation confusingly throughout this essay
Confusing punctuation throughout
Punctuate or die!
If you want the highest marks, you'll need to write more than this, Ian
Write more than this for higher marks
Higher marks? Write more!
Write more, please.
Is this it?
You don't seem to have grasped how to analyse poetry very well, Mary.
You haven't grasped analytical skills very well yet.
Analytical skills need improvement.
Improve analysis, please.
Call this analysis?
|She wore her most startlingly-patterned top to mark in, but even that couldn't keep her awake.|